From The Olympian,
“A proposal to consolidate the City of Yelm and two neighboring rural fire districts into a regional fire authority was leading by just seven votes, Tuesday nights election returns show.
It was the same proposal voters turned down by a total of 12 votes in August after a recount.
‘All we need to do is just stay ahead,’ said Rita Hutcheson, chief of Southeast Thurston Fire and EMS.
Once again, voters within the City of Yelm and the Rainier Fire District were supportive, while those in the Yelm Fire District were turning it down by more than 150 votes.
The proposal requires a simple combined majority to pass.”
We will know when the vote count is finalized by the Thurston County Auditor.
UPDATE: February 11th:
“Merger of fire districts in Yelm area still passing”
From The Olympian.